25 February 2012

Richard Dawkins Is Not Entirely Sure God Doesn't Exist

The Huffington Post reports:
LONDON (RNS) A controversial Oxford University professor billed by many as the world's "most famous atheist" now says he is not 100 percent sure that God doesn't exist -- but just barely.
In a 100-minute debate with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Richard Dawkins surprised his online and theater audiences by conceding a personal chink of doubt about his conviction that there is no such thing as a creator.
But, to the amusement of the archbishop and others, the evolutionary biologist swiftly added that he was "6.9 out of seven" certain of his long-standing atheist beliefs.
Replying to moderator Anthony Kenny, a noted English philosopher, Dawkins said, "I think the probability of a supernatural creator existing (is) very, very low." 
It must be difficult to be an atheist when you aren't 100% sure that God doesn't exist. Perhaps Dawkins' small sliver of doubt is due to something Paul teaches about in Romans 1:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. (Romans 1:18-21)
No man is without excuse. Not even the world's most famous atheist.


  1. Big problem with that article was what the Archbishop said to Dawkins about how literal Creation was not real. We have evolved from non human life forms, although still made in an image of God. Not sure what is really worse, Dawkins who I know is evil, or the Archbishop who is a wolf!

  2. OK, I think christians all over should be praying for this man's salvation. Imagine if RICHARD DAWKINS became a christian...oh my goodness, the ripple effect in the atheist community would be crazy. It would ultimately be another testimony to power of Christ!

    The day is coming when the word atheist will cease to be relevant (tribulation period) but I pray that God will intervene with many that are going down this path today. Especially teenagers and young adults.

  3. Agreed, Anonymous, we ought to be praying!


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